Hurricane Jova Moves Inland Near Mexico Resort of Manzanillo – #SurfReport


Hurricane Jova Moves Inland Near Mexico Resort of Manzanillo

October 12, 2011, 5:58 AM EDT

By Tony C. Dreibus

(Updates with Jova moving inland from first paragraph.)

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) — Hurricane Jova came ashore near Mexico’s Pacific resort of Manzanillo with winds of 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said.

The storm, which lashed the region with heavy rain and high surf, was 80 miles northwest of Manzanillo and moving north at 9 mph, the center said today in a 2 a.m. PDT advisory.

A “dangerous storm surge” will bring life-threatening waves and coastal flooding to the area while weakening over land, the Miami-based center said. Rainfall totals may reach as much as 20 inches in Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco states.

West of Jova and at sea, Tropical Storm Irwin regained strength with winds of 40 mph. Irwin is about 555 miles from the southern tip of Baja California. It is forecast to weaken again to a tropical depression and dissipate over the Pacific.

The center is also monitoring a tropical depression bearing 35 mph winds that formed just south of Mexico’s Gulf of Tehuantepec near the Guatemala border that may become a tropical storm later today and move inland tonight.

–With assistance from Christian Schmollinger in Singapore, Lynn Doan in San Francisco and Brian K. Sullivan in Boston. Editors: Randall Hackley, Alex Devine

To contact the reporter on this story: Tony C. Dreibus in London at [email protected]

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at [email protected]

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